Brand new glass fuser
- October 24, 2010 at 3:34 am #9506ammearthParticipant
Sorry if this has been asked before … I bought a kiln for glass fusing (Skutt kilnbox and set it up in my computer/craft room — no garage or workshop is available. I am currently waiting for delivery of a shelf before plugging it in and attempting my first project. I am concerned about setting the area up safely. I think I need to put a firebrick under the metal platform the kiln is sitting on — I’m not sure the platform is enough to keep the heat from creating a fire hazard. Suggestions for safe set up would be deeply appreciated. I am hoping to show some pieces at a craft show November 27th. Thank you.October 24, 2010 at 11:29 pm #11765DragonflyAdornmentsParticipant
I have a kiln in my finished basement studio because I don’t have a garage or workshop either. I put a snap together tile in the studio so I feel safer with the kiln in the room. I don’t go anywhere when I fire it up either. It can’t hurt to be extra safe by putting firebrick under it if you can.October 25, 2010 at 2:03 am #11766VernelleParticipant
My kiln is in a spare bedroom. The floor is carpet. I went to Lowes and bought porcelein tile to cover the carpet underl the kiln. Its been this way for 5-6 years without any problems.
VernelleOctober 25, 2010 at 11:18 am #11767petra kaiserParticipant
Hi, welcome to the exciting world of glass fusing. You can get some ceiling tiles from any hardware store. They are not inflame-able – and easy to cut. Place one under your kiln and nail one to the wall behind your kiln. To my knowledge kilns keep the heat inside and I have not heard of any of them causing a fire. But using those ceiling tiles will give you peace of mind. As a beginner you might have gotten my book “Introduction to Glass Fusing” – let me know, if you have any further questions.
petraOctober 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm #11768ammearthParticipant
Thank you for suggesting diy solutions that are easy to do and great for my wallet. Even more important, you’ve reassured me that I can use the kiln safely. Your welcoming responses are appreciated.
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